I think I'm going to make another A Little Bit Bohemian scarf out of my red and black handspun. I counted the yarn as it hung on its peg, multiplied by the number of inches around my swift, divided by 36, and I think I have 264 yards of it, more than enough for a Bohemian scarf. The yarn is kind of wonky in places, but that will just make it that much more Bohemian.
The fact that it's wonky in some places is why I don't think it's smart to make socks out of it. It's more a scarf kind of yarn. I hope my next batch of yarn, and the plying of it, will be better. I must remember to go slow, and not rush through as fast as I can. I think it will turn out to be better than the red and black yarn, but still not sock worthy.
It's pretty hard to go from spinning like this:
.... to spinning the wonky crap I've been spinning. It's like an artist losing his right arm (assuming he's right-handed). I have to learn the whole damn thing all over again. Actually, it's harder; try drafting the fiber with only one hand ... you'll end up using your mouth and really, that's not the kind of fiber you should be swallowing.
I miss spinning the way it used to be, and I miss my circular needles, and I know my knitting and spinning are great and most people can't believe how good it is, but to me, it's never going to be good enough.
I know. Must change attitude. Be positive. Believe. I'm trying...